Sip, Taste, and Tour at Some of the Best Breweries in Maine

You might know Midcoast Maine for its spectacular scenery, beautiful coastline, and charming atmosphere. Did you also know that our area is home to some of the best breweries in Maine? Whether you’re a fan of hoppy IPAs, smooth lagers, or rich stouts, you can find the perfect craft brews here. Discover our top picks for breweries near Topside Inn, and sample the delicious options they have to offer. Plus, we invite you to explore our free Vacation Guide to find even more attractions while you’re out and about in Midcoast Maine.  

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Find Your New Favorite Craft Beer at The Best Breweries in Maine 

Boothbay Craft Brewery 

Beer glass from Boothbay Craft Brewery

Boothbay Craft Brewery is a great place to start your tour of the best breweries in Maine near our inn. Just a seven-minute drive away, this centrally located craft brewery offers excellent artisanal craft ales that they call  “Imperial Attitude Ales.” Plus, you can find tasty food and friendly service at the adjoining Watershed Tavern. 

When you stop by, be sure to ask about their seasonal offerings. You’re sure to find a fresh selection to quench your thirst. While the 633 Boothbay Pale Ale is their flagship brew, Black Rocks Stout, Route 27 Lager, and Ken Brown Ale are fantastic options. In addition, you can treat yourself to a variety of unique collaboration, single batch, and barrel-aged beers. 

Monhegan Brewing Company 

Monhegan Brewing Company sign

The next stop on your beer tasting journey should be at the Monhegan Brewing Company on Monhegan Island. Getting there is an excellent experience! Book our Monhegan Island Adventure to enjoy a scenic ten-mile cruise offshore. When you arrive at the island, you’ll find a rocky coastline, wooded trails, and a picturesque village with art galleries and museums. Make your way to the southern end of the island to find your craft beer destination. Many of their bottled beers are named after Monhegan Island landmarks and feature labels designed by local artists.  

Aside from enjoying the remarkable surroundings, you can also try exclusive only-on-tap brews at this location. These include the Balmy Days Citra Kölsch, Island Farm Double IPA, and the Black Head Russian Imperial Stout. Whichever one you try, you can count on it being crisp and refreshing. Just keep in mind that Monhegan Brewing Company has seasonal hours from May to mid-October. 

Oxbow Brewing Company 

Oxbow Brewing Company is another local craft brewery that you can explore on your next Boothbay Harbor vacation. While there is an additional location in Portland, ME, we highly recommend checking out their brewery in Newcastle near our inn. Before reaching the Oxbow farmhouse brewery and tasting room, you can enjoy a scenic drive north along the Damariscotta River. 

Upon arrival, you’ll find a rustic tasting room, a variety of unique brews, and even several nature trails throughout the property. With such an extensive list of beers, it can be difficult to choose. You can’t go wrong with any of their options, but some popular ones include the Farmhouse Pale Ale and Past Tense, a dry-hopped stainless-aged farmhouse ale. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a refreshing beverage in their pleasant environment. 

Discover More Fantastic Breweries in Portland, ME  

Although there are thousands of breweries in the United States, the variety and flavors of Maine’s unique brews make Midcoast Maine the ideal place to explore the world of craft beers. If you’ve tried all the brews in Boothbay Harbor, and you’re up for a quick road trip, explore a new selection of breweries in Portland, ME.

Here are a few of our guest’s favorite nearby breweries: 

  • Austin Street Brewery 
  • Allagash Brewing 
  • Bissell Brother’s Brewing 
  • Bunker Brewing 
  • Foulmouthed Brewing 
  • Foundation Brewing 
  • Lone Pine Brewing Co.  
  • Rising Tide Brewing Company  

Return to Topside Inn to Complete Your Midcoast Maine Experience 

Room 20 at Topside Inn

From the popular breweries to the incredible scenery, Boothbay Harbor and the surrounding area offers the whole package for a relaxing getaway. When you’re ready to explore everything there is to do here, consider Topside Inn for excellent lodging. With coastal-themed accommodations, stunning views of the harbor, and delicious breakfasts each morning, there’s no better place to enjoy the wonders of Maine. 

A fantastic option for your Boothbay Harbor getaway is Room 20. Here, you’re invited to enjoy a comfortable king-size bed, views of the harbor and gardens, and an en-suite bathroom with top-notch amenities.  

If you’re ready to plan your next craft beer excursion, check our availability and book your stay. Your next vacation will be one to remember at Topside Inn!